Junior Championship Killala v Swinford

A game that started so well finished with a whimper from Swinford. Playing with a strong wind we scored a free and a goal within the first 8minutes to lead by 4. Darren Campbell scored the first point of the game and Ryan Convey finished off a good move with a well taken goal.

Killala got one point back before Kevin McDonagh scored a free to keep the lead at 4. Unfortutantely Killala scored 4 of the next 5 scores to leave Swinford leading by 1 at Half Time. The Swinford score coming from another free by Kevin McDonagh. The pick oft the Killala scores coming from a 45 by the very reliable Andrew Farrell just in the  half time whistle.

Needing a good start to the second half the opposite happened and Swinford were 3 behind after two minutes and things got worse as Killala scored 2-3 without Swinford troubling the umpires. Only for a great double save by Sean Kavanagh things could have been a lot worse. Pearse Walsh got our first score of the half after about 15 minutes but the onslaught from Killala keptcoming and after 20 minutes the score was Killala 3-10 Swinford 1-4.

Kevin McDonagh added a consolation free for Swinford before Killala finished the game with another 2 points. Save for poor shooting by Killala and great defence from Jason Carney the difference could have been a lot worse.

With Louisburgh and Kilfian drawing in the other game we must now defeat Kilfian inour last group game to avoid relegation.

Swinford: Sean Kavanagh, Jason Carney, Sean Brady, Alan McLoughlin, Aiden McLoughlin, Kevin Barry, Paul McNicholas, John  Gerard Kelly, Pearse Walsh, Mark McNicholas, Kevin McDonagh, James Lavin, Johnnie Pidgeon, Ryan Convey, Darren Campbell. Subs: Stephen McDonnell, Peter Quinn, Paddy Ward

Scorers: Ryan Convey 1-0, Kevin McDonagh 0-3, Darren Campbell 0-1, Pearse Walsh 0-1

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